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The Higher Skills Agenda

Gough, A.Martin (2009) The Higher Skills Agenda. In: Enhancing the Research Culture, 3 June 2009, Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough. (Unpublished) (KAR id:25302)

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We investigate some of the ways in which higher education institutions can, and do, provide effective research and skills development for postgraduate and other novice researchers, students and staff, and also new supervisors. This workshop offers an overview of the skills and competencies that are recognised, in the context of challenges to the skills agenda in higher education. It discusses the notion for an appropriate balance between formal and informal means of developing transferable skills and the need to embed skills development into developmental programmes of all sorts. Participants will consider the relevance of learning needs analysis and personal development profiling for researchers and the place of assessment in development provision, informed by a CETL funded project investigating this theme. Participants should be happy to contribute in such a way which, after anonymisation, informs the ongoing project.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Other)
Projects: Evaluation of researcher support programmes: assessment within development events, and the attitudes and experiences towards academic careers provision, of early career academics (ECAs)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Funders: Teesside University (
Depositing User: Martin Gough
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 13:49 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:40 UTC
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